Defense and Justice was placed in second place in the table of positions of the Professional League by beating tonight by 4 to 0 to Athletic Tucuman, as a visitor, and he is also securing a place in the 2022 South American Cup and, although more remote, he still has mathematical chances of entering the Libertadores next year.
Florencio Varela’s team reached the second position in a formidable sprint that shows that they took 25 of the last 27 points in play, marking a statistic that can pale even Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate.
Defense entered the José Fierro stadium imposing his football and his present, against an Atlético that is experiencing its worst moment since returning to First Division. The team led by Sebastián Beccacece made their wingers Carlos Rotondi and Francisco Pizzini weigh, who won the individual duels to their markers.
The pressure, the speed and the oiled performance paid off for Defense, when Rotondi went to look for a ball that was loaned between Felipe Campos and Marcelo Ortiz and they lost it in a childish way. He stole it and launched himself at full speed into the area, where he yielded to the middle so that Miguel Merentiel could score the first goal of the match with great ease.
Those led by Pablo Guiñazú showed mettle and football from the hand of Guillermo Acosta and Ramiro Carrera and tried to push Defense against the goal defended by Unsain. By force, first with a stopped ball and after winning the divisions, Atlético did merit to tie the match, but did not achieve it in the first 45 minutes.
Both teams returned without changing the dressing room, but Defense was connected to everything since, at the minute Francisco Pizzini overflowed and shot Lucchetti who rebounded and then covered the goal in an incredible way from Walter Bou.
At 17 minutes Abel Bustos lost a ball in three quarters in the Defense field, Gabriel Hachen stole it, threw himself at speed and put a millimeter pass to Pizzini, who also quickened his pace until he returned it to the middle of the area and there the footballer who started the counterattack beat Lucchetti.
From this goal, Florencio Varela’s team brought out all its resources and began to flourish to score two goals in less than 10 minutes. The third goal came in the 23rd minute when Merentiel suffered a penalty from Ortiz, who had screwed up the ball. The conversion came from Walter Bou, today converted into a quasi hitch half point.
The fourth goal showed all the defense forwards and midfielders participating, until Pizzini sent her to the back of the net after a shot from Raúl Loaiza on the crossbar.
The Defense and Justice concert continued with two chances for Merentiel to score fifth, as well as a chance for Bou, conjured by Lucchetti. The visitors wanted to take revenge for the five goals they received in times of the pandemic, when they had to play on the same stage today with substitutes due to a massive contagion in the squad.
The classification to the Cups and the second place is a prize for Defense and Justice and for its coach, Sebastián Beccacece, surely Gallardo’s escort as his River team, in determining the best coaches in Argentine football, and what year every year it rearms a squad to which many players leave and to which an equal number of footballers arrive. And on a short budget.
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